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Introduction

I’ve been lucky over the last number of years to have some great conversations. These have often inspired me around areas of animal health and beyond. So, I said, why not start having more of them and sharing some of these inspiring stories of people in agriculture.

I also want to challenge my thinking and who knows, even occasionally, the status quo.

So I’m giving #Aginspire conversations a go for a few months.

The aim is simple “To have conversations with interesting people doing inspiring things in agriculture”.

This week I catch up with Wicklow Dairy farmer John Kelly. John is a well-known farmer with strong opinions and is at the cutting edge of best practices on his farm.

A former sheep farmer he is now exploring how his dairy business is going to evolve within the farm gate. John is keeping a close eye on external challenges also, none more so than the environmental story.

John is also a busy dad, husband, and fitness enthusiast. I have always found him to have his finger on the pulse and is worth listening to his well thought out views and opinions.

We discuss

His early career and journey into agriculture

Looking at his farming business and the future

His opinions on better listening and the value of communication

He sums up his life lessons

To follow Johns story connect with him on Twitter @jOhn_k

 

 

 

 

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